In anticipation of the new gifts, students, teachers, and parents waited in the school gymnasium for a special Easter delivery! One by one, the students received new sturdy shoes while the teachers received new bags and briefcases.
Across the world, HRI volunteers and sponsors eagerly waited to hear about the outcome of their fundraising project. Little did they know however how the gifts actually got to the village.
"The snow was so heavy and the road was so terrible that our van broke down entirely," Armen Movsisyan leader of AMAA in Vardenis said. "There was no way we could make it to the village."
In the school gymnasium, the children waited for their turn to receive their new gifts.
Movsisyan said the children were so excited to receive their shoes and some of them put them on right away. He said that most students were also wearing the winter coats donated by HRI sponsors.
"Thank you for everything you are doing for us!" said a student in the village. "We are very very grateful!"